Media powerhouse Vivendi Universal and consumer electronics giant Thomson Multimedia said Friday they will work together to develop anti-piracy technology.
“Under the deal, the two French companies said they will focus on copy protection of products that include DVDs, broadcast, satellite television, broadband and video-on-demand services. Thomson and Vivendi said they will also cooperate in standards bodies and encourage other technology companies to adopt and implement interoperable standards-based content protecting digital works.
“The partnership between the two French companies marks a significant step that could trigger other studios to create liaisons, or ‘make companies that have alternative ideas for content protection stand their ground,’ according to Richard Doherty, director of research for The Envisioneering Group, a New York-based technology testing and market research firm.”
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